This just sounds nasty: Nicotine beer in the pipeline:
A Gernam company has come up with a novel way of beating bans on smoking in pubs – put the nicotine in the beer.
A new beer, known as NicoShot, is undergoing testing in Germany with hopes it can be moved toward approval in the next few months.
Each beer contains three milligrams of nicotine and a 6.3 per cent alcohol reading.
It’s supposed to help you quit smoking… I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but combining two vices like this just doesn’t seem like a winning strategy.
Some blowback already: Nicotine beer a no go Down Under.
But there is little chance of the same happening in Australia.
Lydia Buchtmann from Food Standards Australia New Zealand says it has already addressed the issue.
"People overseas were adding nicotine to other things such as mineral water, so we thought we’d be absolutely cautious because while the Food Standards code didn’t actually say you could add nicotine, it didn’t actually say you couldn’t," Ms Buchtmann said.
"So we’ve since amended that, done a safety assessment and ensured that nicotine can’t be added to food or beverages."
And apparently Gizmodo beat everybody by reporting this back on July 13th.